Careers

Ticketing Assistant

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, New York City's preeminent chamber music organization, seeks one responsible, efficient, friendly, self-motivated individual for the position of Ticketing Assistant. The Ticketing Assistant is the first point of contact for CMS ticket buyers. He/she represents CMS to the public and therefore shall maintain exemplary customer service policies. Candidates must be extremely organized, have the ability to multitask and self-govern, work well with others, be detail-oriented, have excellent customer service skills, possess a friendly, pleasant personality, be able to lift up to 40 pounds, and enjoy working with the public. Knowledge of classical music is highly important, however, we will also consider candidates who are interested in actively learning more about the chamber music art form. Duties include: processing phone and mail ticket orders, assisting with concerts as required, processing subscription requests, database entry, filing, and additional duties as directed.

This is a full-time position, split between regular office hours and event duties. The candidate must be available to work events on Sundays and weekday evenings. Prior box office experience and working knowledge of the Tessitura ticketing system are preferred. Please send a cover letter and resume to info@chambermusicsociety.org for consideration. No phone calls, please.

Manager of Institutional Giving

Duties and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Manager is an integral member of a six-person fundraising team and a creative force responsible for all grant-writing activities in support of institution-wide funding needs. Position is responsible for drafting foundation, corporate and government grants, reports and related correspondence; tracking deadlines and grant fulfillment; researching prospects; other organizational and programmatic messaging for CMS materials as needed. Some attendance at concerts and events is required.

Qualifications:

We seek a highly-organized self-starter with exceptional writing ability, who holds at least a bachelor’s degree and has a minimum of two years of experience as a grant writer. Candidate should have a working knowledge of databases, be skilled in MS Office, and possess the ability to adapt to and work in a variety of online grant portals. Love of the arts, generally, and classical music, in particular, is desirable. Salary competitive; outstanding benefits.

Send cover letter and resume to: MIGSearch@chambermusicsociety.org NO CALLS PLEASE.

Touring Coordinator

DESCRIPTION
The Touring Coordinator reports to the Director of Artistic Planning and Touring. S/he is in charge of all servicing for CMS tours and residencies, including direct production support of some CMS residencies, and provides general support within the touring department.

• Prepare and manage all itineraries for CMS tours and residencies, under the direction of the Director of Artistic Planning and Touring.
• Maintain ongoing communication with all presenters, artist managers and artists about schedules and rehearsals, travel and amenities, stage and backstage requirements and other items as required.
• Assist in scheduling master classes of CMS artists on tour.
• Inform artists of transportation and hotel options for tours; coordinate all air and ground transportation, accommodation, rehearsal and performance schedules.
• Arrange for artist transportation to runout concerts.
• Track and pay all tour-related invoices.
• Assist with budgeting for touring.
• Periodically travel to tour locations in the US as needed, to act as stage manager and/or assist with production.
• Distribute CDs and merchandise for sale and track sales by tour presenters.
• Work with CMS Marketing department to provide support for CMS performances outside of New York City.
• Manage tax waivers where applicable.
• Track audience attendance on tour.
• Collect all live concert recordings from touring presenters and gather artist approvals.
• Procure visas for all foreign tours.
• Respond to all requests as necessary from Director of Artistic Planning and Touring.

Qualifications
At least 2 years of experience in the responsibilities of the position, including tour servicing and concert production. Must have a valid driver’s license and, based on tour circumstances, evening and weekend work may be required.

Please submit cover letter and resume to TCSearch@chambermusicsociety.org. No phone inquiries please.